Friday, 18 September 2015


I think that because all of my uni housemates are now teaching their own class/training to be a teacher, I've been more aware of the kids going back to school this year.  And also, I am probably one of the youngest at my workplace, so I regularly hear comments telling me that it all goes down hill from 'X' age, and that they wish they were back at school, or at least 'young again'.

In short, your school days are the best years of your life and it only gets worse from here.

I know, I'm only twenty-one, so maybe I don't have much right to comment but I completely disagree that life only gets worse as you age.

I loved school, I really did. I was one of those really annoying people that didn't have to do much work in order to get an A. I could laugh and joke with my friends, and because I was smart, the teachers didn't really mind. I could get away with stuff, I was pretty carefree with no responsibilities and it was great. But, I don't long to be back there - that chapter of my life is over and I'm busy writing a new one.

Sure, getting older isn't always easy. You have all that adult crap to deal with - jobs, money, taxes, bills etc. But what about the positives that actually outweigh all of that? You know, like being able to do whatever I want to do at this precise moment in time. Being able to go wherever I want, buy what I want, see who I want. That tiny little thing that also comes as we age, called FREEDOM, is kind of amazing and shouldn't be moaned about.

I really despise the term 'it all goes down hill from here'. Life is what you make it, and if you're not happy, chances are that it's not because you've aged. It's because there is something else going on and you're blaming you're age because it's easier than changing what is really going on.

Each chapter of our lives offers something different and we should enjoy each one.

Don't regret growing old, it's a privilege denied to many.

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